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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 5) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 | Go back to page 4 In this final page for ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 4) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 | Go back to page 3 On this page, we will be applying the 6 steps recommend ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 3) Go back to page 1 | Go back to page 2 Now practice with this matching style question (classifying style questions are on the next page). Read the ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2)

Classifying questions in IELTS reading (page 2) Click here for page 1 In the previous page, we look at the similarities between matching and classifying question in the IELTS reading test. Now we will look ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 030

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 30 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table shows the amount of coal used by different sectors in the UK. Write a report for ...
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CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology (reading)

CLASSIFYING QUESTIONS: Quantum neurology Read the text below and answer the CLASSIFYING questions that follow. After checking your answers, you should also look at the vocabulary section for this text at the bottom of the ...
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Classifying questions in IELTS reading

Classifying questions in IELTS reading Classifying questions are similar to matching questions – the questions are in statement format, and you need to decide which of a limited number of options each statement relates to ...
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The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question

The 3 parts of a Task 2 IELTS writing question Task II writing questions can often be divided into different parts. Commonly, these are: 1. a situation which is generally accepted as being true 2 ...
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6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking

6 tips for making notes in Part 2 speaking Here's an example of a topic card used in Part Two of the IELTS speaking test: Describe your favourite leisure activity. You should say: what it ...
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IELTS vocabulary

Vocabulary for IELTS – the letter A set 1

Vocabulary for IELTS - the letter A (set 1) In order to get a good result in your IELTS test, it is essentially to have wide range of vocabulary. Regardless of whether you are preparing ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 036

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 36 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: In many ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 2

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 2 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct ...
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Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS – lesson 1

Analysing paragraphs for Task 2 IELTS - lesson 1 We have already posted a number of pages about improving your writing in the IELTS test (see Writing more academically, Avoiding pronouns and Using the correct ...
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IELTS vocabulary for communication

IELTS vocabulary for communication Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe communication - how we communicate, the words we use, non-verbal ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 029

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 29 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the production and consumption of natural gas in different countries in 2001. Write a ...
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IELTS Task 1 graphs

IELTS Task 1 graphs Before you can begin Task I, you have to look carefully at what is being represented. Remember that not every graph is talking about percentages! It is very common for points ...
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IELTS Listening for personal information

IELTS Listening for personal information You should also take a look at the lesson 'Listening for details in IELTS' In the first section of the IELTS listening test, it is common to have to take ...
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IELTS vocabulary for family

IELTS vocabulary for family Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe families - the relationships between people, the structure and type ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 2

 Linking words for IELTS - exercise 2 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in ...
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Linking words for IELTS – exercise 1

Linking words for IELTS - exercise 1 We recommend reading the 'Linking words' page before attempting this exercise. Using linking words effectively and accurately is essential if you are looking for a good result in ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 1

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 1 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. Skim the text and answer the questions that follow. You should take ...
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Skimming and scanning in IELTS – exercise 2

Skimming and scanning in IELTS - exercise 2 Before trying this exercise, we recommend reviewing the information in the Skimming and scanning lesson. This page focuses specifically on scanning skills. You should be able to ...
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IELTS speaking model answer – Describe a piece of equipment

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - Describe a piece of equipment Describe a piece of equipment This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic cards. If you have a topic ...
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IELTS speaking model answer – How to cook a meal you like

IELTS speaking topic card model answer - How to cook a meal you like Describe how to cook a meal you like This section of the site is for model answers on Part Two topic ...
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IELTS vocabulary for health

IELTS vocabulary for health Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe health - people that work in the health service, common ...
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IELTS vocabulary for law

IELTS vocabulary for law Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe the law - crimes, criminals, the legal system and more ...
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Signpost words in IELTS listening

Signpost words in IELTS listening NOTE: we recommend you take a look at the post on linking words before beginning this page. In the listening test, the type of linking words you hear can help ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 035

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 35 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: The difference ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 034

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 34 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: It is ...
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IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 033

IELTS Task 2 Writing model answer 33 All of the model answers on this site are guaranteed band 9 You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic: Modern appliances ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 028

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 28 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The table below shows the attitudes to recycling of people in different age groups. Write a report for ...
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IELTS test day listening exercise

IELTS test day listening exercise For this listening exercise, we've used ALL the different question types you will find in the IELTS listening test. The listening is about a candidate's experience on test day - ...
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Comparison and contrast in Task 2

Comparison and contrast in Task 2

Comparison and contrast in Task 2 To present your ideas and opinions clearly, it is important to know how to accurately use comparison and contrast in Task 2 of the IELTS writing test. Here are ...
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Giving longer answers in IELTS speaking

Giving longer answers in IELTS speaking This post focuses on a formula you can use to help you keep speaking fluently during the IELTS speaking test, especially in Part 2 (the topic card), and follows ...
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Reading for meaning in IELTS

Reading for meaning in IELTS This practice exercises follows on from the information in this lesson about understanding meaning in IELTS reading. You should read that lesson before starting this exercise! Challenge yourself! In the ...
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True, False, Not Given in IELTS reading – exercise

True, False, Not Given in IELTS reading - exercise This post is another practice exercise for True, False, Not Given style questions. For the main lesson page on this question type, take a look here: ...
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Prepositions in Task 1 graphs

Prepositions in Task 1 graphs (Academic Module) In the majority of Task 1 questions for the Academic Module, you will need to describe data using the correct prepositions. However, prepositions in Task 1 graphs can ...
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IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 027

IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing model answer 27 You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. The chart shows days taken off work due to stress related illnesses by job for men and women ...
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Short answer questions in the IELTS reading test

Short answer questions in the IELTS reading test In the IELTS reading test, you may be required to answer short answer questions, where you have to write one, two or three words or a number ...
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Listening for numbers in IELTS listening

Listening for numbers in IELTS listening In the IELTS listening test, it is very common to have to listen for numbers to get a correct answer. In this exercise, you can practice your listening by ...
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Talking about your hometown in IELTS speaking

Talking about your hometown in IELTS speaking Once of the more common questions in Part One of the IELTS test is to talk about your hometown. A common student error is to give short answers ...
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Facts about the IELTS writing test

Facts about the IELTS writing test Here's a collection of some of the most common questions we are asked about the IELTS writing test. If your have a question that isn't answered here, post it ...
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Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test – exercise

Predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test - exercise In a previous post we looked at the importance of predicting and anticipating in the IELTS listening test. Practice your skills with these 10 questions ...
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Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS – exercise

Dealing with unknown vocabulary in IELTS - exercise NOTE: We recommend you read the lesson Dealing with unknown vocabulary before trying this exercise. Now read the text below and guess what the missing word could ...
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Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1

Reading graphs in IELTS Task 1 NOTE: This lesson is for the ACADEMIC module only. To get a good result in your Academic Task 1 IELTS writing test, it is essential that you clearly understand ...
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Practice heading questions in IELTS 1

Practice heading questions in IELTS 1 We recommend you read this page about headings style questions before beginning this practice. Read the following passage and select the best heading for each paragraph. A. Lapped on ...
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Matching and classifying in IELTS listening

Matching and classifying in IELTS listening Matching and classifying questions test your ability to understand a rephrased sentence and identify key points in the recording, as well as understand relationships between ideas. You can think ...
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IELTS speaking practice test 4

IELTS speaking practice test 4 This section of the site is for you to try a complete IELTS speaking test. The timing of each section is automatic and follows the standard IELTS pattern. Ideally, we ...
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IELTS vocabulary for education

IELTS vocabulary for education Essential IELTS vocabulary split into common IELTS topics and subsections. In this lesson, we are focusing on vocabulary used to describe education - schools, teachers, subjects and more. Take a look ...
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False or not given in IELTS reading

Identifying the difference between 'False' and 'Not given' can sometimes be complicated, but a basic rule you can apply is this - are the 2 things both possible, or is only one possible? To illustrate ...
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